Nice Matin

4.5
3202 Reviews
$30 and under
French
For nearly two decades, Nice Matin has been the Upper West Sides most elegant, beautifully designed and sophisticated dining destination. Featuring a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine List and an extraordinary, inventive, French Provençal-inspired menu created by Chef Andy D’Amico, who was named “Best Chef” by New York Magazine food editor Gillian Duffy, Nice Matin is the essential French Brasserie and Wine Destination of the Upper West Side.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3202 people are saying
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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially appreciated the fact that they were flexible about our having to change to a later reservation time and they didn’t rush us out.

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StanleyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Salty chicken. Brand salad and lousy service for the money. It needs improvement.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in awhile even though we live super close by. My cocktail ale Pampelmousse was delicious. The chickpea fries were yummy. The mussels I ordered were so salty it was inedible. I never send food back but they remade it graciously and it was so much better. I’ll be back.

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vipDiegoA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best upper west places

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vipAustin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down the best duck I’ve ever had. Mussels were nice, with perfectly crispy French fries. The restaurant space itself feel like a very warm and inviting place to spend some time. Great place!

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Mike
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My first time for a meal and it was great. Service had room for improvement but really enjoyable overall. Definitely going back.

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NYCRT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its our go to in the neighborhood. The staff is always wonderful, and the food always good.

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bxg5
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a late dinner after going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sat outside, had a lovely meal, got to watch some hustle and bustle after a long dry spell. Plus, great wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Sorry to say that an old neighborhood favorite was a terrible disappointment last night. All of our food was either tasteless or just not prepared well - and not nearly of the high quality I’ve experienced from them in the past. Really hoping it was an off night and a result of the current later shortages. Will try again soon and hope for a better meal.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently delicious meal.

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vipNewYorkdine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My time at Nice Matin was again LOVELY, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was disappointed to see that they were not requiring proof of vaccination for persons dining indoors as required by NYC.

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SaraS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely place, delicious food, very over-stretched service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were great! I felt

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PaulR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a terrific waiter!

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RandallDavid
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great service. The soup alone is worth a return trip.

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Lester
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

II've been here many times. It''s always a pleasure. It's not cheap so I can't go all the time nor is it so prohibitive that I have to wait for the once a year treat. But great food and delightful service.

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markusk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpful and pleasant service and good sidewalk cafe experience especially for New York City!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 20 year old granddaughter to Nice Matin for lunch. The food and service was excellent. My wife wanted to have a BLT sandwich but it was not on the menu. She asked the waitress if she could have it and the waitress went to check with the chef and return to say yes. She said the sandwich was delicious. I had the summer salad which was just right for a light lunch.

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Debb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good including the service.

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vipChewey
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent end of summer menu - Delicious omelettes, superb sorbets. Socca crepes will be entree next time.

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vipSportsgirl
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good French Bistro food. A bit noisy inside although not full. Host did not check our proof of vaccination until we asked her to.

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vipLove2eat
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good and consistent. One of our favorite restaurants on the UWS.

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PeppyD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch - and the salads and omelets were perfect. We were checked for vaccination cards at the door. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. A very enjoyable and relaxing lunch!

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vipVero126
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Nice Matin since our last trip to NYC a couple of years ago. We were hoping that it would be as good as we remembered. We were not disappointed! The food, wine, cocktails and service were all first rate. We had a nice roomy booth to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and efficient. We’ll be back soon!

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WilliamB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Actually able to have a conversation!

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ronnibret
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time and even the weather cooperated!

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vipanniedelish
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The duck is always perfect as is the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

overall food was good, croquette was salty but drinks and entrees were superb!

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vipTommyRocket
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Our hostess and server and table runner were all very polite and sweet. Food was excellent. The hummus was a surprise - so much more delicious than your average. Salmon with chickpeas was super. And the Saint-Tropez was an excellent starter. Nice Matin is it reliable favorite spot. But I haven't been since the pandemic began last year. What a welcome return to such friendly service!

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vipRobert
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food = Delicious
Service = Perfect
Price = Affordable

We would return in a heartbeat.

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vipJohnK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon this delightful Upper West Side restaurant during a recent trip to NYC. The atmosphere on the sidewalk area was magical, and the service and food were both excellent. The dishes were all fresh, creative and above all delicious. Thank you for a wonderful meal! Highly recommend!

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DissatisfiedCustomer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Via OpenTable requested truly outdoor seating and specifically asked NOT to be put in one of the constructed huts along the street. This is where we were put. We can understand that special requests cannot always be complied with, but in cases such as these, the customers need to be informed so they can make other plans. This is of course doubly important during the current pandemic.

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BrandonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food! Will go back again for sure!

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Bafarber
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was somewhat above average. Service Great
Outside facilities exceptional.

Guess restaurant week menu requires an appetizer but this one was a joke. Eggplant soup ok but shot glass amount ridiculous.

Basically a $21 burger for the restaurant week menu.

Not really worth it overall.

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Annie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From check-in to checkout the staff was welcoming & efficient. Friend and I could have spent all afternoon over lunch as the waiter kept pouring coffee or whatever we desired. I have been to Nice Matin a few times before but taking advantage of Restaurant Week was the best value in town!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place for a ladies lunch. Service impeccable. Food great.

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RichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Chef's starter/special was terrible. A dried up piece of onion Pizza which was inedible.
What a pity to spoil the meal by suggesting the Chef's special starter being the dried
up onion Pizza piece.
A small minute portion of Pate or something similar would have have given them full points.
The Main course, Flat iron steak with fries was good. The second Main course.
grilled salmon was good.
It is sometimes the small things that are important and yet forgotten.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nice Matin using the Order Online button. Nice Matin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-6423.

Nice Matin is rated 4.5 stars by 3202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.